Owens Community College to Host Community Events in October

Posted Sep 26th, 2014 by Jared C. Meade  Category: Community Interest


Owens Community College Toledo-area and Findlay- area campuses will host the following community events in October:

Owens Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club Host Annual Fall Plant Sale
Area residents seeking to add some new life and color to their gardens and yards this fall are encouraged to attend the Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club’s annual Fall Plant Sale at Owens Community College, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place next to the greenhouse, which is near the entrance to the Owens Math/Science Center on the Toledo-area Campus. The sale will feature a wide selection of shrubs and rare trees, among other items. A majority of the shrubs will cost $15-20, while varieties of trees will cost between $15-75. All proceeds from the plant sale will help in supporting the organization’s participation in the annual PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) Student Career Days, which is a national horticultural and landscape competition involving over 65 colleges and universities across the country. For more information about the Owens Landscape and Turfgrass Crew Club plant sale, call (567) 661-7623 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7623. For a complete listing of the available plants with pricing, please visit

GED See for Free Program
Now through Friday, Oct 3 students who visit an Owens Community College Testing Center, at either the Toledo or Findlay-area campuses, can take the GED practice test for free through the GED Testing Service’s “See for Free” program. The practice test will help adult learners see if they are ready for the real GED test, and gives them a free personalized study plan based on their results. The “See for Free” program is held in conjunction with National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week hosted by the National Coalition for Literacy. For more information, please contact 567-661-2253.

Owens Community College Free Band Concert
The Owens Community College band will present a free fall band concert featuring a variety of music including marches, Broadway show tunes, Irish Folk songs, 1940’s Swing music, a trumpet trio and much more. Special musical guests will be members of the Toledo School for the Arts concert band, who will join the members of the Owens band to perform the final four selections on the program. The combined bands will be conducted by guest conductor, Lt. Col. Robert Krichbaum, retired commander of the 555th AF Band and Mr. Jay Welenc, director of the Toledo School for the Arts band and orchestra. The performance will take place at Owens’ Center for Find and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area campus, Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the theatre lobby following the concert. For more information, please call 567-661-7081.

Tyler Brown: The Off Season – Exhibition of Photographs
Photographer Tyler Brown’s take on Ohio’s north coast reveals a landscape few visitors get to see: the off season. Brown’s photograph exhibition, on display in the Findlay-area campus library, explores the processes that take place in seasonal communities when autumn and winter take over. The exhibition will open for viewing Monday, Oct. 6 and will run until Friday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Monday-Thursday) and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Friday). Community members are also invited to a reception in honor of the photographer Wednesday, Oct. 8, 5 – 7 p.m. in the Education Center Room 176 on the Findlay-area campus. For more information, please contact Gail McCain at 567-429-3076 or visit

Born this Way Ball
Area residents 16-years and older are invited to enjoy an evening of dance, music and entertainment as the Owens Community College Gay Straight Alliance serves as host to a community outreach event titled the “Born this Way Ball.” The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 11, 7-11 p.m. in the Audio Visual Classroom Center, room 121-128. In addition to entertainment and free HIV testing, several community organizations will be on hand to provide information about community initiatives and local LGBT projects. Food and refreshments will be provided as part of the event. Tickets are $10 for community members and $5 for students, faculty, staff and alumni (with a valid student ID). A $2 discount will be given with a non-perishable donation for the Owens Harvest Food Pantry. Tickets are only available at the door. For more information, please contact Don Managhan at

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